K Vintners "King Coal" Stoneridge Vineyard Cabernet Syrah Blend 2013
(Columbia Valley, Washington) -[RP 95] [WE 95] [WS 94] [ST 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
No. 2 pencil shavings and graphite take the lead in this Cabernet Sauvignon driven wine. Red and black currant, dried herb, crushed stone carries through a layer of complex and full bodied palate. From the same vineyard of the Royal City Syrah… all hail the King!

The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. The resulting wines were less likely to tip over into overripe favors or high alcohol levels, and picking proceeded at a normal pace. Total tonnage was up about 5 percent over 2012, a record for the state. 2013 made us thank Sweet Baby Jesus that our white wine vineyards are cool sites at higher elevation. The very warm vintage cooled down in mid September allowing us to pick at the perfect moment in the first week of October. This gave us generous full favored wine while still keeping focus.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon King Coal Stoneridge Vineyard, which is always a 70/30 mix of Cabernet and Syrah, is a beauty. Giving up lots of black currants, smoked earth, olive and background meatiness, it’s rich, voluptuously textured and concentrated, with tons to love. It’s approachable now due to all the fruit, but this puppy will cruise in the cellar over the coming couple of decades." - Jeb Dunnuck (Jun 2016)

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah, brooding aromas of ground stone, herb, brown stem and black fruit give way to dense layered blackberry flavors. It shows great focus, poise, texture and exquisite length. Best from 2021 to 2027." -SS (Feb 2017)

94 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Broad and spicy, centered on rich currant and blueberry fruit at the core, shaded with hints of baby powder and mint as the finish sails on expressively. Has presence, depth and distinction. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Best from 2017 through 2024. 503 cases made." -HS (Dec 2016)

91 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Healthy medium red. Very ripe aromas of raspberry and truffle. Plush and nicely concentrated, conveying a savory character to the flavors of plum, mocha, truffle and new oak. An herbal edge on the finish accentuates the tannins, giving this rather high-pH wine (3.92) needed firmness. This will be even better for a couple years of patience." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov 2016)